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11 Simple Drawing Exercises to Train Your 3D Intuition

Drawing is largely an intuitive process. Artists tend to not think about the position, shape, and angle of every line—instead, they test what “feels” right…

How to Start a Drawing

When you think of a thing to draw, in your imagination it’s a real, 3D object. But you can’t draw a real, 3D object—you can…

How to Draw Organic 3D Shapes by Hand

Most artists learn how to draw 3D forms through the process of trial and error, and after a while their intuition tells them what to…

What Are Art Studies and How to Do Them

Imagine two competitors in an obstacle course race. Competitor A visits the course before the race. They walk slowly, analyzing each obstacle, and testing various…

How to Learn to Draw by Tracing

Tracing has a real bad name in the artistic community, and for a good reason—an artist can spend years to learn how to draw a…

I Want to Draw, But I Don’t Know How to Start

There are plenty of beginner tutorials for people who want to learn how to draw. But it’s like there’s no order to them—one’s teaching you…

How to Fix Proportions in Your Drawing

Let’s say you’re drawing something from a photo reference, and you can see something is wrong—you’re not sure what exactly, but your drawing looks different…

How to Get Motivated to Draw

Read these articles if you need motivation to draw!

Drawing 101: How to Draw Proportions

Proportions are probably the most important element of realistic drawing. No matter how much time you spend on your artwork, if you mess up the…

Drawing 101: How to Draw Form and Volume

Drawing is an art of illusion—flat lines on a flat sheet of paper look like something real, something full of depth. To achieve this effect,…

SketchBook Original: How to Draw Foxes

This post has been originally commissioned for SketchBook Blog in 2016. After the site’s migration, the original is no longer available, but you can still…

SketchBook Original: How to Draw Bears

This post has been originally commissioned for SketchBook Blog in 2016. After the site’s migration, the original is no longer available, but you can still…

SketchBook Original: How to Draw Horses

This post has been originally commissioned for SketchBook Blog in 2016. After the site’s migration, the original is no longer available, but you can still…

SketchBook Original: How to Animate Horses

This post has been originally commissioned for SketchBook Blog in 2016. After the site’s migration, the original is no longer available, but you can still…

SketchBook original: How to Draw Dragons

This post has been originally commissioned for SketchBook Blog in 2016. After the site’s migration, the original is no longer available, but you can still…

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